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Double-dipping robber gets 11 years

Double-dipping robber gets 11 years

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s One Stop Smoke Shop was robbed twice by an armed man earlier this year, and he’s headed to prison for 11 years after pleading guilty to the crimes in court Monday, Aug. 22. Earl Creemedicine, 33 of Stanwood, Wash., was arrested on July 12 after a traffic […]

Oregon State Fair returns

Oregon State Fair returns

The Oregon State Fair returns to Salem beginning Friday Aug. 26, bringing rides, exhibits, concerts and more elephant ears than are found in the African savanna. The fair runs daily through Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days. It will stay open to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $8 […]

Shots fired after concert in south Keizer

Shots fired after concert in south Keizer

Keizer Police Department is investigating an incident involving gunfire at a south Keizer bar. On Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at 2:38 a.m., KPD officers responded to the Tequila Nights Bar & Grill, 3393 River Road North, on a report of several gunshots being fired in the parking lot after the conclusion of a concert that […]

Build new, maintain old

Build new, maintain old

Things are really perking up in Keizer these days with new construction and installations. Ground has been broke  at Schoolhouse Square to  build a replacement for the space now occupied by Starbucks and Mr. Video+Games. A new Starbucks building was just completed on River Road just south of Chemawa Road. Construction continues apace at the […]

One-party rule not good

One-party rule not good

From the Capitol By Rep. Bill Post I hope that you’ve had as good a summer as I have had.  For many of the 20 summers the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes have been here, I was the public address announcer including this summer. I’m a huge Los Angeles Dodgers fan so as you can imagine, it’s been […]

Cheap populism helps no one

Cheap populism helps no one

By MICHAEL GERSON With defeat now the likely outcome for the Republican presidential nominee, the blame shifting has begun early and in earnest. To some partisans such as Sean Hannity, the responsibility for the expected loss—as well as for Hillary Clinton’s Supreme Court picks and “whatever illegal immigrants do” —lies with Never Trump conservatives. Whether […]

Restructure school chief’s job

Restructure school chief’s job

There are matters about which I feel like shouting, “There’s got to be a better way!”  For example: the way we spend our tax money on our local schools, in this instance, the Salem-Keizer School District. One reference in particular has to do with the apparent knee-jerk need by members of the school board to raise the salary of […]

Measure 96 is big boost for veterans

Measure 96 is big boost for veterans

By PAUL EVANS This November, Oregonians have an unprecedented opportunity to assist our veterans who struggle to return and reintegrate into our communities. Ballot Measure 96 represents the most consequential investment in veterans’ outreach and services in Oregon history. It is imperative we make the most of this opportunity: it is imperative that we all […]

Marguerite Linnea Reed

Marguerite Linnea Reed

March 12, 1980 – July 27, 2016

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